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The Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

 

 

 

Resources

Research Project

Essential Questions

 

      

Before Reading

 

1. Zoom

 

2. Sentence Conversation

 

 Sentence Conversation Activity-TKR.doc

 Sentence Conversation Quotes.doc

 


 

During Reading

 

3. Bookmarks

 

The class will create two sided bookmarks on which they will keep a running log of characters and quotes/scenes that define those characters. Also students will use the bookmark to evaluate their own reading during assigned reading sessions. The template for these bookmarks are in the files below.

 

 

 character card bookmark.pdf

 

 read and think bookmark.pdf

 

 

4. Vocabulary Wall

 

While reading the students will create a vocabulary wall on which they will define and illustrate unfamiliar terms found in the novel.

 

Picture_or_Video_036.jpg

 

5. Active Reading Squares

 

Picture_or_Video_038.jpg           Picture_or_Video_044.jpg

 

6. Virginian Pilot Article "Sunni Shiite: Iraq Divided"

 

On Tuesday March 6, 2007 the Virginian Pilot printed an article highlighting the differences and similarities among the two Muslim factions in Iraq: Sunni and Shite. In the novel The Kite Runner the author discusses these factions in association to the main characters of the story. It is an important concept for the class to understand in order to recognize the conflicting relationship among the two main characters. As a class we will discuss the article along with a political cartoon that deals with these two major sects of Islam.

 

7. National Geographics websites on Afghanistan

 

8. Learning Log Packet

 

 Learning Log- TKR.doc

 


 

After Reading

 

9. Station Activity

 

 Stations for The Kite Runner.doc

 

 

National Geographic Article "How They Found National Geographic's 'Afghan Girl'"

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/03/0311_020312_sharbat.html

 

 

National Public Radio report entitled "'Afghan Girl' Mystery Solved"

 http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/2002/mar/girl/

 

 

Abstract Art Station     Abstract Art Station

                                                                                                    Abstract Art Station

 

Vocabulary Station    Osama clip Station 

                                  Vocab. Cartoon Station                                                          Osama Film Clip Station

 

 "The role of fiction..." Station

                    "The Role of Fiction. . ." Station

 

10. Afghan Tea House

After completion of the novel the students will have the chance to experience a classroom recreation of a traditional Afghan tea house. During the tea house, the students will learn about traditional Afghan foods, music, and etiquette.

 

11. Seminar

Seminar pieces- Linkin' Park song "What I've Done" and "Following Amir" essay by Khaled Hosseini

 

 Seminar- TKR.doc

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